Great inspiration! This book kept my interest going and I could not put it down. Well written!
Audible is asking if I read this book. I did not. I didn't go to the movie, either. This is not a "Wrap yourself in a blanket, build a fire and cozy up for a fun read" kind of book. That doesn't mean it isn't good because it is very good. The images that this book draws in the imagination are dark and painful. If you want to read a book that paints you a picture of what the human body can endure, the realism of being in a Japanese prison war camp and what the grace of God can do in a persons life then this is that book. Not real "Churchy".
yes. much detail and engaging story.gives a really intimate look at the experience of POW during and after WW2
descriptions of the internment camps, and the relationships between the key character and his captors
definitely, but too long for that. I fell asleep a couple times and had to rewind!
even if not a history buff, worth a listen! not dry or boring.
I don't have time to read the print versions. I love the audio version because allows me to immerse myself in the story, even if I am doing other things, like knitting or cleaning house.
The best moments were near the end when the planes were flying over the camps and dropping food to the prisoners. (I don't want to give away anything).
Wow, what can I say? Edward Herrmann is a winner all around. I think he could read mortgage paperwork and be interesting. What a joy to listen to a book told by not only a familiar voice, but one that is so commanding you can practically feel like you are in a movie.
I have never read a book that made me feel as many emotions as this one did. Sadness, fear, joy and sorrow. I also never read a book that literally made me cry. This was full of those moments, sometimes in the same page!
If you happened to watch the movie first, please try this version. The movie version was awful. The acting was subpar and the emotion just wasn't there. The writing in the book is superb and makes you feel like you are really there.